I have been coming here for 20 years and it is almost always good to great. This time there were a few glaring problems that were hopefully only due to the Mother's Day rush and possibly a new cook. The wait was fine, the restaurant looks like it always does, and they are fairly friendly. The problem was all at the table. The chef looked WORN out, seriously bad for wear. And a bit lost. Not that he didn't know how or what to cook, but the order, the prep, the show. All of this seemed like he was brought in from another place. The worst part was that he was so out of it he handed jars of sauce and paste to each guest to scoop with their own utensils. That's a health code violation. He also let the rice sit forever in a vat of oil and while I think the fried rice there is the best thing ever, it was barely up to local Chinese food standards. So oily....Not even a hint of a show which frankly has become a throw away the last few years. All of this combined and considering I brought 5 guests, we were about to say something to the always friendly management when lo and behold, almost all of the meal (save the rice) came out fantastic. The scallops were the best I've tasted anywhere. The steak was perfect. All in all no where near the usual standards of such a good place, but the food was still great at a decent enough price. I will of course return because I like this place, but that was really unfortunate.